Upcoming Events

Edinburgh Imaging PhD Expo 2018 Oct 18, 2018 01:30 PM - 06:00 PM — Room G07, Informatics Building, University of Edinburgh
PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2018 Oct 29, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — South Hall Complex, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
8th SINAPSE Neuro-oncology Meeting Oct 30, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow
7th Annual Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum Nov 01, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling
Scottish Radiological Society Annual General Meeting 2018 Nov 02, 2018 12:00 AM — President’s Suite, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh




SINAPSE YouTube Channel

SINAPSE has a YouTube channel for sharing videos about Scottish imaging research produced by its members, thus far for specific projects:


IOP International Year of Light video competition

Two entries from SINAPSE were submitted in the International Year of Light video competition held in 2015 by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in Scotland, each explaining how light is used in imaging research:

Dr James Cameron (Edinburgh) - 'The Eye as a Window to the Brain'
Tim Morgan (Glasgow) - 'Helping to Study What's Going Wrong in Multiple Sclerosis'


PhD research project 3-minute videos

SINAPSE PhD students rose to the challenge of explaining their imaging research using lay language in just 3 minutes:

Georgia Alexandrou (Stirling) - Using mobile EEG to investigate sports performance
Ellen Backhouse (Edinburgh) - Early life risk factors for stroke
Marta Guarisco (Glasgow) - Developing an automated method to assess collateral flow in patients with stroke
Simon Ladouce (Stirling) - Presentation of the mobile cognition project
Maria Clara Liuzzi (Glasgow) - Target approach of brain tumours
Ben Newman (St Andrews) - Investigating recollection in semantic memory
Tim Morgan (Glasgow) - A brief introduction to organic chemistry [Tim's entry for the IOP video competition, above, was about his PhD research project - so here he tackled another topic that is challenging to explain in 3 minutes!]



2016 SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting at University of Stirling: 360 degree video [Click and drag in the video player to pan around each scene]


Lectures and Seminars

Prof James Boardman and Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson (Edinburgh) - The effect of being born early on children and young people [Let's Talk About Health public lecture, February 2018]


Prof David Lurie (Aberdeen) - MRI scanning: A magnetic window to the body [Cafe Scientifique public lecture, October 2017]


Dr Tom MacGillivray (Edinburgh) - Eye Spy: Advances in Neuroimaging the Eye [InnovationBiotechnology public lecture, April 2016]


Brain Imaging and its Impact on Society

2010 series of three seminars held in partnership with the Scottish Universities Insight Institute

    Part 1: Advances in Neuroimaging and the implications for society

      Part 2: What is the legal view?

      Part 3: Influencing Policy


      Ethics in Research Imaging Management

      2010 meeting at the Wellcome Trust to discuss and highlight the magnitude and potential implications of incidental findings detected during research imaging (resultant report published by SINAPSE and the Royal College of Radiologists can be found here)


      Videos from SINAPSE partner Universities

      University of Aberdeen

      18-min documentary on the pioneering contributions of physicists and technical staff in the University of Aberdeen Medical Physics department who designed and built the world’s first clinically-used whole-body MRI scanner

      Short video on the Fast Field-Cycling (FFC) MRI technology being developed at the University of Aberdeen


      University of Edinburgh

      • Edinburgh Imaging Opening Symposium: 30 June 2017

      Lectures are available to view from a day-long scientific symposium celebrating the opening of new Edinburgh Imaging facilities:

      View 'Research in a Nutshell' videos from Edinburgh Imaging academics here

      Visit the Edinburgh Imaging YouTube channel here


      University of Glasgow


      Royal Society of Edinburgh Quiz-A-Whiz

      This YouTube series invites school pupils to submit questions to speakers, academics, and professionals in an ‘Ask the Expert’ style project. The following episodes have featured SINAPSE members: